Thatched Roofs and Open Sides
The Architecture of Chickees and Their Changing Role in Seminole Society
Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians Award of Excellence for a Book
In Thatched Roofs and Open Sides, Carrie Dilley reveals the design, construction, history, and cultural significance of the chickee, the unique Seminole structure made of palmetto and cypress. Dilley illustrates how the multipurpose structure has developed over time to meet the changing needs of the Seminole Tribe.